A continuation of a Basic Poetics Class taught by Allen Ginsbergin 1980 at Naropa. In this class Ginsberg covers William Shakespeare's Sonnets. Topics include reading the sonnets as a novel of a love triangle between Shakespear, a young man, and the Dark Lady. Some works discussed and read include Sonnets 20 (the key to the sonnets), 18, 29, 33, 57 (the S and M sonnet), 64, 65, 73, 94, 116, 129, 144, 147, 152, and 153. This is class 16 of 33.
May 3, 2016 Subject:
Allen Ginsberg Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets
The Basic Poetics classes are a little hit or miss, but this one is very interesting. For a good portion of this lecture, Ginsberg goes line by line analyzing portions of Shakespeare's sonnets. Although I tend to gravitate towards 20th Century poetics, I found this class to be enlightening and nicely curated by Allen.